If you sew, sooner or later you end up with stray buttons. They may be a couple left over from a garment project or something you inherited from your grandmother’s sewing basket; some quilters actually collect unusual or antique buttons. Most of the time, you end up with an assortment of different buttons that don’t match. What to do with them? They can be worked into lovely embroidered medallions with stitches that embrace each button in a delicate detailed frame hand embroidered on a ground of felt or wool. The resulting stitched medallions can be assembled into a small quilt, worked into other projects or simply enjoyed for their own beauty. Though they appear intricate, the embroidery is made up of simple compounded stitches.
NOTE: There will be a kit available from the instructor for $25 the kit includes
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:
Wool or wool felt Squares : pieces of wool or wool felt that measure about 6” square.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Heavy Sewing thread (optional): To attach the buttons, polyester thread will be more durable than cotton.
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.